Apple Posts Mac OS X 10.6.4 Combo Updater

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Apple has posted a combo updater for Mac OS X 10.6.4, for those users who want to update from earlier version (Mac OS X 10.6 - Mac OS X 10.6.3) in one fell swoop. The update includes all of the changes and security updates included in Mac OS X 10.6.1, Mac OS X 10.6.2, Mac OS X 10.6.3, and Mac OS X 10.6.4. For more details on the 10.6.4 contents, see our full coverage.

The update is an 887.37MB download from Apple’s Web site.

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Comments

geoduck

An interesting observation. The download is 641Mb in size.
Before the update I had 361.35 Gb free
After the update I have 362.09 Gb Free.

It liberated about 3/4 Gb of hard drive space, actually nearly 1.5Gb if you count the size of the download into this.

cool

(All updates may do this I just never thought to look before)

BurmaYank

It liberated about 3/4 Gb of hard drive space, actually nearly 1.5Gb if you count the size of the download into this…
(All updates may do this I just never thought to look before

I’ll bet you had many gigs of “swapfile"s in your invisible ~\private\var\vm folder before you did the post-upgrade Finder restart, which would have emptied that vm folder of your “swapfile"s.  (Thank you, OmniDisk Sweeper.)

Tiger

Warning. I ran software update. Rebooted. My external USB drive (for my Time Machine backups) is now unreadable.

It fried my boot sector. Was working perfectly 20 minutes ago before I ran the update!

I’m NOT happy.

geoduck

I?ll bet you had many gigs of ?swapfile"s

Oh yeah. Forgot about them.

CandTsmac

My combo download is 887 MB? Why the Difference in Combo download size I wonder?

iJack

Warning. I ran software update. Rebooted. My external USB drive (for my Time Machine backups) is now unreadable.

Tiger, I know this will be called an Old Witch’s Tale, but I never use Software Update for installations (once a week it tells me there is something available), and I always download from the apple support site.
http://support.apple.com/downloads/

Whenever a OS update is available, I always download the Combo Updater, and keep it for a re-install ? my last line of defense tool.

I don’t know how long Software Update has been around, but I know I have never, not once had a problem using this install method, and I have had success using the Combo Installer as a last-ditch repair tool.

wab95

Warning. I ran software update. Rebooted. My external USB drive (for my Time Machine backups) is now unreadable.

Curious (although probably not the word you chose). Did you use the combo 887 MB update or the 315.5 MB update?

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